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    Well well. I thought that the yo-yo was named after the toy with the up, down type manouver (no smutty innuendo thank you ), but after getting the Shaw book (great btw) i find its named after a chinese pilot... well you learn something new everyday. Just thought i'd share.



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    Well well. I thought that the yo-yo was named after the toy with the up, down type manouver (no smutty innuendo thank you ), but after getting the Shaw book (great btw) i find its named after a chinese pilot... well you learn something new everyday. Just thought i'd share.



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    Now that you decided to share,can you explain more closely?I mean why was so called after this pilot?

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    Are you quite sure it's not named after Yo Yo the cellist?

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    Apparently it's named after the Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He apparently was the first one to perform it with any sort of perfection.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Gaz_Lewis:
    Apparently it's named after the Chinese fighter pilot Yo-Yo Noritake. He apparently was the first one to perform it with any sort of perfection.

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    But that's a Japanese name!

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    Please don't shoot the messenger. I just say like I see it

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    Actually, scratch that. I'll argue that one. I believe it is actually a Chinese name, not Japanese

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    From Shaw book page 71.

    The 'fact' is being attributed to SL K.G. Holland of the RAF - who was joking. Get it Yo-yo Asian pilot...


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